For the third time this year, the OIS organized and coordinated a joint activity of the six main institutions of higher education in Brno. The project, entitled “The Brno Universities”, aims at promoting the complete range of higher education opportunities in Brno as well as the city itself. One aspect of the project is a unique joint brochure with information in English about all the institutions. The other, perhaps more important, is promotion of the six universities at the annual conference and fair of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).
The promotion takes the form of a stand dedicated to the Brno universities; funding for this comes from the city of Brno, in recognition of the strategic role played by the massive student body in Brno in the city’s future. This year the EAIE met in Krakow, from 15-17 September. During the three days of the event, attended by more than 2000 participants, contacts with old partners were strengthened, and the possibilities of new ties were explored. Perhaps the most interesting of these involve universities in the Far East. Expansion in this area is seen by the current MU leadership as a priority in the immediate future. Among other things, agreements were reached on scholarships for MU students at two Korean universities, a second Japanese university (for the fourth time this year an MU student is attending Kansai Gaidai University, near Osaka) and the University of Singapore, currently rated as among the top twenty universities in the world.